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Canucks sign Swedish goaltender Joacim Eriksson

A worker moves a hockey net as Vancouver Canucks team logos are projected on the ice before the team's NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday February 2, 2012

The Canadian Press

Vancouver Canucks have signed goaltender Joacim Eriksson.

The 6-foot-1, 189-pound goalie played for Skelleftea, champions of Sweden's Elitserien, last season. He posted a record of 21-9-0 with a goals-against average of 1.67, a save percentage of .931 and five shutouts through 30 games.

He added a 1.06 GAA and a .952 save percentage in 10 playoff games.

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The native of Gavle, Sweden was originally selected by Philadelphia in the seventh round, 196th overall, in the 2008 NHL draft.

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